Urbanization

Innovative, Inspiring, Modern…We are talking about urban farming

Farming is no longer confined to rural areas. Urban agriculture is becoming an essential part of food security. In a context of rapid urbanization, higher urban poverty. More importantly, urban agriculture is essential for improving urban food security.

Making headway on urban food security

Urbanization has been a growing and tangible trend in our societies since the industrial revolution. With climate change and increasing migration patterns, the risks and stakes are higher.

Urban animals – feeding the cities of the future

This policy brief outlines policy actions for management of urban livestock production and identifies the existing knowledge gaps.

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Forests, water and sustainable growth of cities

Photo courtesy Mark Weston (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Restored and sustainably managed forests in cities watersheds can provide cost effective solutions to enhance the quality and quantity of  operation of traditional “grey” water infrastructure.

Tropentag 2013 - Agricultural development within the rural-urban continuum

Photo: FredR

The annual Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural and Natural Resource Management (TROPENTAG) is jointly organised by the universities of Bonn, Göttingen, Hohenheim, Kassel-Witzenhausen, Hamburg, Zurich as well as by the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) in co-operation with the GIZ Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Developm